3-day guided ascent to Cerro San Bernardo

Let Martin, an EPGAMT mountain leader, guide you to the summit of Cerro San Bernardo. Join him on this 3-day expedition to reach the top of one of the most beautiful and attainable mountains in the Andes.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Cerro San Bernardo (4,150m) is a mountain located in the Vallecitos ski center. It is very close to Mendoza city, only 80 kilometers away. It also lies within the Andes mountain range, standing out for its unique beauty and excelente location.

Vallecitos is home to many other equally impressive mountains, like the Cerro Adolfo Calles, Stepanek and Franke. All of them rise above the 4,000 meters of height. Thus, making the expeditions on these peaks the perfect training for taller ones.

So, this is the perfect trip if you are planning to climb higher mountains, like the Aconcagua (6,962m) in the Andes, or others in the Himalayas.

Due to the high altitude at which we will be trekking, this expedition requires you to be in a good physical shape. Also, it requires you to have previous experience climbing.

But my main goal is that you reach the top of Cerro San Bernardo safely. So, I’ll make sure we follow all the measures necessary to keep you safe, while having fun. Moreover, we’ll trek at a safe pace, to ensure you have enough time for acclimatization at every stage of the expedition.

What’s more, you’ll get the chance to explore the beautiful city of Mendoza upon arrival. Try some of their famous wines and take the city tour to enjoy this wonderful city.

If you want to join this climbing adventure, send me a request. I promise it will be an unforgettable adventure reaching the summit of Cerro San Bernardo on our 3-day ascent.

However, if you don’t have any experience and wish to join an expedition, I have other options. For instance, I also guide this introductory mountaineering course in Uspallata.

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Price per person

Group of 3
9500 ARS


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal Insurance
 Minumum 3 people are required for this trip. We confirm all departures 15 days in advance. On top the guide fee the price includes: round trip transportation Potrerillos-Vallecitos, all the meals during the expedition, first aid kit, group equipment (heaters, pots); personal insurance, vhf-uhf radio. It doesn’t include: porters; meals and transportation in the city of Mendoza; other meals outside of the expedition; personal gear and clothing; expenses generated for abandoning the expedition, rescue and evacuation; any other item not mentioned here.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.



  • Day 1: Potrerillos - Vallecitos - Veguitas

    We’ll meet in Potrerillos. Then, we’ll transfer to the Vallecitos ski center at 3,000 meters. After that, we’ll trek towards Veguitas (3,200m), where we’ll set our camping and spend the night.

  • Day 2: San Bernardo summit

    After an early breakfast we’ll head to the top of Cerro San Bernardo. Then we’ll head back to Veguitas, where we’ll stay for the night.

  • Day 3: Descent trekking

    Early morning, and after a delicious breakfast we’ll descend to Vallecitos. Then, we’ll transfer to Potrerillos where our adventure ends.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
3-day guided ascent to Cerro San Bernardo


More info

I recommend you bring the following items: trekking pants, thermal clothing, rainproof pants, a pair of mountaineering socks, a pair of regular socks, two pairs of trekking socks, mountaineering shoes, two short sleeves t-shirts, two long sleeves t-shirts, windstopper, warm jacket, raincoat, 2 pairs of gloves, rainproof gloves, cap, polar hat, buff, sunglasses, spare sunglasses. trekking poles, 75+15 liters backpack, headlamp, sleeping bag (-15o / -20o C), sleeping pad, unbreakable 1 liter thermos, multi-use pocket knife, unbreakable cup and plate, two bottles of at least 1 liter each, personal first aid kit, sunscreen spf 60, chapstick, cream, lighter, nylon bags, crampons, toiletries, camera, cell phone, gps. In case you need to rent any equipment, please let me know in advance.


About the Guide


EPGAMT Mountain guide from Argentina.

The mountain is my workplace and space to enjoy what I like to do ... mountaineering.

I climbedd and promoted various mountains and volcanoes such as: Aconcagua , Ojos del Salado, Pissis , Walter Penck , Incahuasi, Plata, Rincon, Vallecitos , etc.

The mountain can find oneself, to rediscover the essence and every moment. It is a natural place that transmits balance, harmony, tranquility and at the same time, tests us and motivates us to self-improvement. The mountain is accessible to all, just enough to take the first step ... we offer a different experience to share.

FROM 9500 ARS per person


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